Classic Sports Car


Our favourite cars you can buy this month



Once again the lure of a big V8, stylish lines and traditiona­l British luxury have seduced Lizzie Pope. This time it’s a glassfibre-bodied rarity, whose tortoise bonnet badge sits in stark contrast to the mighty performanc­e from its Chevy-sourced motor. p189


It seems our Damon Cogman can’t be cured of his Volkswagen obsession. The latest to catch his eye is this remarkable purple number, whose 1600cc engine and extra comforts would make it ideal for reliving Tony Hutchings’ Peruvian adventure (p146). p199

1962 LOTUS ELITE £79,950

It’s rather costlier than the Slimfast plan, but Alastair Clements thinks the sensationa­l little Lotus could be all the motivation he needs to shed some excess timber. Any excuse to get behind the wheel of this ideal embodiment of Colin Chapman’s ideals. p194

1973 VOLVO 145 DE LUXE £18,995

Nothing is more certain to set your buying course for Sweden than the pitter-patter of tiny feet. So it’s no wonder that new dad Greg Macleman has been pondering the benefits of this superbly preserved example of the house-brick school of design. p204

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